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Senior Heather Abucevicz (Mt. Savage, Md./Mt. Savage) recorded 16 kills and 14 digs and fellow senior Sara Schwartz (Philomont, Va./Loudoun Valley) added 14 kills and a team-high 18 digs to lead the Frostburg State women's volleyball team to a 3-1 win (3-15, 17-15, 15-10, 15-13) over Baldwin-Wallace in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Wednesday night at the College of Mount St. Joseph.
The fourth-seeded Bobcats, who picked up their first-ever NCAA win, advance to tomorrow's Great Lakes Region semifinals where they will meet host and top-seeded College of Mount St. Joseph at 5:00 p.m. Frostburg State extended its winning streak to 18 matches in improving to 34-3 overall, while the Lions are 30-4 and have won 20 of their last 21.
Baldwin-Wallace, the region's fifth seed, came out firing in the first game and took a 15-3 win. Frostburg State rebounded with a crucial 17-15 win in game two and then rallied from a 10-6 deficit in the third for a 15-10 win and a 2-1 advantage. The Bobcats then claimed an exciting 15-13 victory in game four to capture the match.
"We didn't play well in that first game, but we didn't put our heads down," said Frostburg State first-year head coach Jon Teetzel. "In game two, we started to block some balls back, hit the ball harder and played strong defense. And, Heather played out of her mind tonight."
Senior Jen Long (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) recorded 10 kills and six blocks, while senior Christy Mann (Elkton, Md./North East) had 46 assists and 12 digs. Fellow senior Amber Waltz (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) added 16 digs.
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